By ZBC Reporter
THE Chinese government has moved in to assist in the humanitarian work spearheaded by African First Ladies through a donation of medical supplies for combating the spread of Covid-19.
The latest international support from China through the Asian nation’s First Lady, Professor Peng Liyuan comes as the African continent is battling the Covid-19 pandemic which has affected social and economic development.
The Chinese embassy handed over of the anti-epidemic supplies to the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) through its Vice president and Zimbabwe’s First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa in Harare this Tuesday.
Presenting the donation, the wife of the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mrs Wang Wei noted that the international support from Professor Liyuan symbolises China’s commitment to help combat the spread of the pandemic in Africa.
“We are here to witness the handover of a donation made by President Ji Xing Ping’s wife Professor Liyuan. We were much touched by the work being done by Amai Mnangagwa that caters for the vulnerable. Both Amai Mnangagwa and Professor Liyuan are exemplary to respond towards the betterment of livelihoods,” said Mrs Wei.
Amai Mnangagwa expressed gratitude to China for the timely intervention saying it will go a long way in helping the continent to adequately prepare its responsiveness to the global health crisis.
“We applaud the Chinese First Ladies efforts to spearhead this international support. I am confident that OAFLAD will be grateful for this donation,” said the First Lady.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, African First Ladies have been playing an active role in spearheading the humanitarian response to the pandemic, an initiative that continues to be scaled-up by the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa on the home front.
OAFLAD was created, among other goals, to contain HIV and AIDS, end child marriages, as well as advocate for good health.
China supports African first ladies fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
By ZBC Reporter